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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of the games. >> consumers use plastic for 100,000 transactions a minute. it has produced billions in profits, and nearly a trillion dollars in debt. >> americans people simply cannot pay back the level of debt that has grown over the last 30 years. >> and the credit card industry even played a hand in the economic meltdown. >> you had consumers refinancing their homes to pay off all their credit cards... >> apply now... >> and then they went back out and filled their credit cards back up. >> now, as credit card losses are piling up, the government is stepping in. >> we need to fix the rules and make them tougher, with a simple, clear, single mission to protect consumers. >> bergman: why hasn't there been credit card legislation to control some of these abusive practices? why did it take a near depression? >> lobbying power. >> tonight on frontline, correspondent lowell bergman and the new york times investigate the battle over "the card game." >> bergman: 20 years ago, credit cards were a stable, profitable part of the banking industry. but then, a brash new player arrived on the scene who w
Oct 30, 2012 9:30pm EDT
corporations and the richest two percent. >> what's at stake is the future of america. >> it costs us, and taxes us, too much. >> american future fund is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> ryssdal: i knew right away this wasn't going to be the usual story on campaign finance. one of the first surprises was finding myself driving the dark streets of denver with attorney alan schwartz, who shared kind of a strange experience. >> it was early january of 2011, and my wife, who had just been reelected to the colorado state senate, got an e-mail from someone who claimed to have some information about a group that had sent out some attack ads against my wife. >> ryssdal: the guy said he had some documents, and a week later... >> i heard from this individual again. still not identifying himself, but telling me that if i wanted to see the documents, then i needed to get them that day. >> ryssdal: had to be that day. >> had to be that day. >> ryssdal: schwartz agreed to meet the guy who said the documents were stashed in a safe house that he would take him to. >> i didn't know
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in me, i believed in me. >> taking advantage of the "middle school moment." >> any school can use this system to keep kids on track. >> these two stories on this special edition frontline. >> frontline is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. and by reva and david logan, committed to investigative journalism as the guardian of the public interest. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by tfrontline journalism fund. major funding for this program is provided by the bill and melinda gates foundation. and by the corporation for public broadcasting and its american graduate initiative for "middle school moment." >> be good. >> i won't. >> yeah, i know. >> my ninth grade year was probably the worst because i was constantly being beaten up and, you know, jumped and everything. i was pretty much an outcast. constantly
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
ghaith abdul-ahad's journey into syria began five weeks ago on a supply route the rebels use to bring weapons from neighboring turkey. >> this is all liberated territory at the moment. >> narrator: the rebels are fighting to overthrow president bashar al-assad. every night the supply route is attacked by his regime's aircraft and helicopters. >> as we're driving, we see another car is coming our way. people crossing back into turkey, refugees. >> narrator: ghaith was on his way to meet up with the rebels who were fighting in syria's biggest city and commercial hub, aleppo. >> this is the most important battle in syria. through the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mo
Oct 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
of skilled policy advocates driving a remarkable turnaround that has already changed the u.s. political landscape. >> warming isn't, in fact, accelerating. in fact, there's been none for 15 years. >> hockenberry: there's christopher monckton, a big draw at these meetings, who brings the skeptics to their feet every time. >> god bless america. >> hockenberry: republican congressman james sensenbrenner of wisconsin, vice chairman of the use science committee. >> paul krugman accused my colleagues and me of treason against the planet. (laughter) >> hockenberry: there's chris horner from the competitive enterprise institute... >> ...economic salvation. this is our way out. >> hockenberry: and james taylor, senior fellow at the heartland institute, organizer of this gathering. >> the debate indeed is over. in the years prior to 2007, the 2008 elections, we actually heard from many folks that we should tone it down on global warming, we should not talk about the issue, because the court of public opinion had already decided and we were on the losing end. but we believe that if we present the
Oct 25, 2012 9:00pm PDT
>> the crash of continental flight 3407 in buffalo in february of 2009 was the deadliest u.s. air accident in a decade. >> it's the watershed accident. it's become the symbol of everything that's wrong with the industry. >> it focused attention on a major transformation in the airline industry. >> today's regional airlines are really the backbone of the domestic network system. >> tonight on frontline, correspondent miles o'brien journeys into the world of the regional airlines... >> the major airlines created the regional industry as a way of lowering costs. >> ...investigating the financial pressures... >> iwe didn't move those airplanes, they didn't make any money. >> ...examining the experience of the pilots... >> boy, in nine months, you were a captain? >> yeah. >> that's... that's quick. >> almost scary, isn't it? >> ...and asking what government regulators knew. >> it was horrifying. i think anyone that who read that file would have had the same questions that i had. >> tonight, frontline investigates how corners were cut on safety... >> i knew that this company was not pla
Oct 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
into the building." they had eight or ten motorcycle police officers there to guide us through the mobs of people at the site. >> narrator: it was 47-year-old mitt romney's first campaign. >> and mitt just has this big smile on his face, and he looks at me and goes, "boy, however this turns out, this really makes it worth it." >> narrator: the race had been close. romney needed a great performance. >> i don't think he had any idea what it was going to be like, because he had never done debates under that pressure. >> narrator: he'd gotten into the race because kennedy looked weak, beatable. >> at the time ted kennedy seemed vulnerable. it was a weak period for kennedy. he looked bad, he sounded bad, and in that way he was vulnerable. >> narrator: he was dramatically overweight. there had been trouble with alcohol and women. he'd mortgaged his house to stay in the race. >> romney was everything ted kennedy was not. you know, he had this clean family life. he was a really good speaker. he was really athletic and he had a good kind of campaign visage. >> people knew that he had gone to harvard busin
Oct 18, 2012 9:00pm PDT
't know, i was never used to that life, so i just had to suck it up. my mother, she care. she used to tell me, "you're going to go back to school one day, right?" and i was like, "yes, mom." i have to graduate from high school no matter what. my brother didn't do it, and i don't want to be cutting grass like him. and i was just like, "i need to come back. like, i have to go back to school." >> when marco came to school, i remember this, he was so happy he goes, "ms. church, ms. church, i came back to school. you know i dropped out, ms. church, but i'm really gonna give it a try, i'm really gonna give it a try!" however, i must be transparent with you, it's a big push for him to graduate on time right now. (on walkie-talkie): dean church. i'm in a conference, i'm going to turn my radio down. thank you. >> marco's no angel. every day is not a wonderful adventure with marco. well, it is an adventure, it's not always wonderful. >> first of all, i wanted to talk about marco's behaviors in class. because, as you know, there was an issue in your classroom the day before yesterday. we're tryingppo
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